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  • Maryland's per capita petroleum consumption is the third lowest among the states, and the transportation sector uses almost 9 out of every 10 barrels of petroleum consumed in Maryland.
  • Baltimore is the nation’s second-largest coal exporting port after Norfolk, Virginia. In 2020, almost one-fourth of U.S. coal exports left through Baltimore.
  • In 2020, Maryland’s only nuclear power plant--the Calvert Cliffs power station--accounted for 41% of the state's total electricity net generation.
  • Maryland ranks among the 10 states with the lowest per capita natural gas use. The electric power sector is the state's top natural gas-consuming sector as natural gas-fired generation has more than tripled since 2015.
  • Maryland increased its Renewable Portfolio Standard in 2019 to require that 50% of the state's electricity sales be generated from renewable sources by 2030. About 11% of the state's total electricity generation came from renewables in 2020.

Last Updated: November 18, 2021

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